About Us:

Loki’s Christmas Wish Fund was started in 2008 by HugABull director Kristen Neratini, with the aim of brightening the holidays for animals in the shelter system.


This initiative was started in memory of Loki, a puppy neglected and abandoned before coming to HugABull. At five months of age, around Christmas 2005, he was adopted by Kristen and his future looked bright. He excelled at obedience, obtained his Canine Good Neighbour certificate, and Kristen knew she found her “heart dog”.
Sadly, only three years later Loki passed away due to health issues. Kristen and her husband decided to mark his too-short life with a donation campaign around the holidays, to help the shelter dogs who don’t find a home around Christmas.  Donations are collected and distributed to all dog breeds – and cats too!

Since 2008 27 local animal shelters and rescue groups have benefitted from Loki's Christmas Wish and we look forward to seeing that number increase.